Uruguay have sacked coach Oscar Tabarez after 15 years of service following a series of disappointing World Cup qualifying results, the country’s FA (AUF) announced on Friday. Uruguay’s 3-0 loss to Bolivia https://www.reuters.com/article/soccer-worldcup-bol-ury-report-idUKKBN2I12IY on Tuesday was their fourth straight loss and left them seventh in qualifying south -american for the final phase of Qatar 2022, one point behind Colombia who currently occupy the last place of automatic qualification.
“We strongly express that this decision does not ignore Tabarez’s important contribution to Uruguayan football,” AUF said in a statement posted on its website https://www.auf.org.uy/comunicado-de -la-auf-19 -11-2021. “We salute and recognize the fundamental sporting achievements achieved during these 15 years, which have once again placed Uruguay at the top of world football.
“The AUF Executive Committee has made this difficult decision under the current circumstances, committed to the near future and achieving the results we all hope for.” Tabarez, 74, took charge of the national team for a second stint in 2006 and led Uruguay to the 2010 World Cup semi-finals and the Copa America title a year later.
He was previously at the helm between 1988 and 1990. Uruguay will travel to Paraguay in their next qualifying match on January 27.
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